Evolutionary geologists have described this sandstone as originating from an ancient desert.
We examined many evidences for rapid formation of rock layers, which is essential to the young-earth model.
We spent nearly two hours at the Great Unconformity between the Tapeats Sandstone, which is dated at about 500 million years old, and the Hakatai Shale, which is dated at about 1.5 billion years old.
However, some will very quickly tell you that the earth was created during creation week and can be no more than six to ten thousand years old.
Other Christians will tell you, with just as much confidence, that the earth is 4.5 billion years old. What adds even more to the confusion is the fact that you can find both opinions within conservative evangelical circles.
This prominent formation is found only a few hundred feet below the rim of the canyon and forms one of the many cliffs in the canyon.